David Theo Goldberg

Tomorrow David Theo Goldberg will speak in HUMlab.

“A Manifesto for the Humanities in a Technological Age”
1.15 pm CET (live streamed)

And on Tuesday he will talk about “Racial Europeanization” at 1.15 PM (Hörsal E, Humanities Building).

Here is an excerpt from his bio:

David Theo Goldberg, Director of the University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) and Professor of African-American Studies and of Criminology, Law, and Society at the University of California at Irvine.

David Theo Goldberg, Ph.D., was appointed director of the University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) on July 1, 2000, following an extensive international search. In addition to his post at the UCHRI, he holds a full tenure appointment with the UC Irvine African American Studies Program in the School of Humanities, as well as an affiliated appointment with the UC Irvine Department of Criminology, Law, and Society in the School of Social Ecology. […]

Dr. Goldberg is an expert on South Africa, where he was born and raised. He is also a leading scholar in the fields of race and racism, social and political theory, and socio-legal studies. […]

Professor Goldberg is the author of numerous books, including The Racial State (Basil Blackwell, 2002); Racial Subjects: Writing on Race in America (Routledge, 1997); Racist Culture: Philosophy and the Politics of Meaning (Basil Blackwell, 1993); and Ethical Theory and Social Issues: Historical Texts and Contemporary Readings (Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1990/1995).

Among the numerous books he has edited or co-edited are Relocating Postcolonialism (Basil Blackwell, 2002); A Companion to Racial and Ethnic Studies (Blackwell Companions in Cultural Studies, 2002); Race Critical Theories: Text and Context (Basil Blackwell, 2001); Between Law and Culture: Relocating Legal Studies (University of Minnesota Press, 2001); Multiculturalism: A Critical Reader (Basil Blackwell, 1994); Jewish Identity (Temple University Press, 1993); and Anatomy of Racism (University of Minnesota Press, 1990).

Works in progress include Companion to Gender Studies, co-edited with Philomena Essed and Audrey Kobayashi, which is currently in press (Basil Blackwell, 2004); tRACEs: Race, Deconstruction, and Critical Theory, co-edited with Kim Furumoto and Dragan Kujundzic (Duke University Press, forthcoming 2005); and The Death of Race, a manifesto for Basil Blackwell.

He is founding co-editor of the scholarly journal Social Identities: Journal for the Study of Race, Nation and Culture, and serves on the advisory editorial boards of various international journals in humanities and social sciences.

Professor Goldberg holds degrees in philosophy and economics from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and a Ph.D. in philosophy from City University of New York. In the immediate years following the completion of his doctorate, he ran a small film and video production company in New York City, Metafilms, producing and directing independent films and music videos. He produced the first rap music video to air on MTV, Kurtis Blow’s “Basketball,” in 1985. Dr. Goldberg gave up film production in 1987 to take up a full-time academic appointment. He has taught at New York University; Hunter, Baruch, and Lehman colleges of the City University of New York; Drexel University (Philadelphia); Oxford University; University of Cape Town, University of the Western Cape, and University of Durban-Westville; and at UC Berkeley and UC San Diego.